The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Retirement Discussions / FIRE Wannabees

URL:  http://boards.fool.com/far-too-often-we-tend-to-hear-about-those-who-30691231.aspx

Subject:  Re: No-longer-annual FIRE update Date:  5/18/2013  9:27 PM
Author:  warrl Number:  4981 of 5084

Far too often, we tend to hear about those who are failing in life in the press it seems.

That's because things going well isn't news - it's normal.

Consider the response to a commercial airliner crashing (not terrorism).

Now consider how many things have to go RIGHT, and routinely, for this metal tube with maybe a couple hundred ordinary people - not celebrities or bigwigs or even particularly wealthy people - on board to be flying through the air at 400-600 MPH and it to NOT be a big deal...
Copyright 1996-2014 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us